• Thorn hedge
    Thorn hedge
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hedging an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
    • n hedging any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hedging The process or work of making or trimming hedges.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hedging the work of a hedger
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Love thy neighbor -- but don't pull down your hedge.”
  • Proverb
    “Hedges between keep friendships green.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.”


Hedge your bets - If you hedge your bets, you don't risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hecg, hegg; Dut. hegge, Ger. hecke.


In literature:

Finding my feet at once, I made for the hedge, scrambling through it as Tiger began to give tongue.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Either side of the gate a high hedge extended.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
But on entering a gateway in it you find a bridge over a brook, which for some distance flows with a hedge on either side.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
There was a high boxwood hedge in front of us.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
A hedge and lots of flowers air growin' 'round it.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Those widiculous men have been boring me to distwaction, and I want to hear about Yew Hedge.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
The men lay down in lines two deep, leaving a space of twelve feet between the front rank and the hedge of the zereba.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Brother, I have been with you near three hours beneath this hedge.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
From the bay-window Edwin could see over the hedge, and also through it, on to the croquet lawn of the Orgreaves.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Many days he had to work, but finally one evening the hedge was ready.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison

In poetry:

Curtained with yellow lace.
Through the narrow crack
Odors of wet earth rise.
The snail leaves a silver track;
Dark thickets hedge the house.
We take a backward look.
"The Sleepers" by Sylvia Plath
Last night I lay at Good Easter
Under a hedge I knew,
Last night beyond High Easter
I trod the May-floors blue--
Tilt from the sea the sun came
Bidding me wake and rue.
"Essex" by Arthur Shearly Cripps
An' all was quiet—on the sunny sides
Of hedge an' ditch the stharvin' craythurs lay,
An' thim as lacked the rint from empty walls
Of little cabins wapin' turned away.
"A Hungry Day" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
For if, as we think, they remembered the brown-roofed homesteads,
And the scent of the hawthorn hedges when daylight dies,
Old happy places,
Young eyes and fading faces;
"The Vindictive" by Alfred Noyes
And the bright-globed hedges were all ruddy,
As though warm sunset glowed perpetual.
The myriad swinging tassels of first hazel,
From purple to pale gold, were swinging all
"The Unloosening" by John Freeman
The night being fine, it was not worth while.
We strayed through furrow and corn and grass
We met with many a fence and stile,
And a quickset hedge, which we failed to pass.
"A Lost Opportunity" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

Eli Lilly Lowers 2009 Forecast, But Hedged For Next Year.
As Obama bets on Asia, regional players hedge.
Beleaguered hedge fund honcho Phil Falcone's big bet on his own publicly traded entity, Harbinger Group, is helping to lift his troubled hedge fund.
After a lousy 2011 for most hedge funds, this year isn't turning out much better.
Don't make a hulking hedge fund angry.
Investigation shows in detail how hedge-fund Magnetar gamed the system and kept the bubble going.
2 hedge fund managers go on trial in NY, charged with making millions with inside information .
Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood Hedge on J.
5 Stocks Hedge Funds Love.
Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite.
Hedge Fund Founder Mitchell Julis Wants $26 M. For 15 CPW Pad, a 152 Percent Profit.
The first time I saw my house, the length of the bottom floor was hidden behind untamed rows of hedges that had gone native.
JPMorgan Chase has raised its estimate of a hedging loss to $5.8 billion, from $2 billion, and has restated its first-quarter profits.
5 Stocks That Had Hedge Funds Jumping For Joy Recently.
Local colleagues and friends of Fleischmanns native Kenneth P Pasternak celebrated last week when US District Judge Joel Pisano cleared the hedge fund chief of all charges in a suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In science:

Figure 1: Schematic picture explaining how to apply e−i ˆHedge δ to a state by using the swapping techniques.
The Bose-Hubbard ground state: extended Bogoliubov and variational methods compared with time-evolving block decimation
Since Γ and Γ[M ](M−2) are neighboring in (d), one can efficiently apply e−i ˆHedge δ .
The Bose-Hubbard ground state: extended Bogoliubov and variational methods compared with time-evolving block decimation
Jiang and Oomen (2005) construct a test motivated by the hedging error of a variance swap replication strategy.
Testing for jumps in a discretely observed process
The process M is an R(x)/R0 (x)-discounted wealth process, which represents the hedging process.
Overview of utility-based valuation
Therefore N is the “risk process” – the part of the price process P R that cannot be hedged due to the incompleteness of the market.
Overview of utility-based valuation